According to a report from the UK-based group Interational Wine and Spirits Research, Castel Freres was able to maintain its position at the top of the charts for the second year in a row, despite strong gains from other brands.
In 2016, the brand sold 24.9 million 9-liter cases. Their top export market was the Netherlands.
Castel Group is also the owner of the largest chain of specialist wine stores in France, Nicolas.
Not far behind, California’s The Wine Group sold 24.5 million 9-liter cases of Franzia, while E&J Gallo’s Barefoot rounded out the podium at 22.5 million 9-liter cases.
Analysts call Barefoot the biggest US-based winner for posting 6 percent growth worldwide.
Here are the top 10 wine brands of 2016:
1. Castel Freres
4. Concha y Toro
5. Felix Solis
6. Val d’Orbieu
7. Carlo Rossi
8. Robert Mondavi
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